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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

AGS Band B.03 to B.04. - Actual Pro Rata Salary £8,755.19 p.a. if 17 hours per week & 190 days p.a.

Food & Nutrition Technician job summary

Food & Nutrition Technician

In the region of 17 hours per week

Open to discussion around hours being slightly less or slightly more, to suit the right candidate

190 days per academic year i.e: Term Time + some Inset Days to a total of 190 days per year

Pay scale range AGS Band B.03 to B.04. (Full Time Equivalent: £22,737.00 - £23,114.00 p.a.)

For example: Actual Pro Rata Salary £8,755.19 p.a. if 17 hours per week & 190 days p.a.

Start: September 2024

Job Title: Food & Nutrition Technician

Responsible to: Head of Food & Nutrition

General duties:

  • Preparing equipment and teaching areas for practical activities, demonstrations and science investigations

  • Maintaining equipment and managing food storage and supplies: in the food storage area, student kitchens and teaching areas

  • Supporting teachers in practical classes, but not leading learning lessons

  • Carrying out administrative tasks and other functions related to the smooth running of the department, e.g. ordering or purchasing ingredients, printing, photocopying

  • Ensuring a safe and hygienic environment, addressing health and safety issues in the room

  • Work on your own initiative as well as a member of a team

  • Plan and prioritise your work effectively

  • To attend and participate in relevant meetings as required

Maintaining Work Areas:

  • To ensure that food technology rooms and equipment are kept clean and tidy and that all food technology room safety regulations are met, including checking equipment for safety and cleaning

  • Liaising with other departments to report any repairs required to larger equipment, classroom fittings or ICT equipment

  • Sterilising equipment and advising students on safety aspects of particular practical work

  • Ensure that fridges, cookers and equipment are kept clean and that a deep clean is undertaken when required

  • Ensure that all equipment is accounted for, in the correct place and replaced where necessary

  • Ensure that all equipment is stored in a safe, hygienic and appropriate manner


To monitor supplies of stock and inform line manager when further supplies of resources or ingredients are required; check foods delivered against orders and liaising with the finance department where necessary

  • Storing equipment and stock appropriately; carry out stock taking and inventory checks

  • To record breakages and loans, in accordance with school policy, and assist with department filing, including maintenance of up to date catalogues and price lists.

  • To assist with the preparation and photocopying of materials for lessons, display and projects

Person Specification

It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Have a good standard of education, including English and Maths

  • Have a basic knowledge of health and hygiene in the kitchen area and be willing to undertake basic food hygiene certificate training if not already held

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • The flexibility to adapt to changing workloads, demands and new school challenges

  • Positive “can do” attitude

  • Remain calm and work under pressure when required

  • Approachable

  • Ability to work well as part of a team but also be able to work independently

  • Friendly, reliable, trustworthy and flexible in days worked

Tours of the school can be arranged, we would be delighted to show you around.

Please see the attached application pack for full details.

We reserve the right to interview early if a suitable candidate is identified so please apply soon if you are interested in this vacancy.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Alcester Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1292 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

A unique and happy school, where you can indulge your creativity, refine your skills, and enjoy an atmosphere that respects your professional autonomy. With delightful students, grateful parents and supportive colleagues, teaching doesn't get much better than this.

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